The new Citroen C4 Cactus has marked a new dawn for the French brand. Instead of building another rival competitor for the Volkswagen Golf, Citroen has been determined to design a car that would address the needful concerns of customers by connecting it to technological advancement. This fascinating package has air-filled bumpers, uniquely inspired by the i phones, marking a new whole era in car innovation.
The car is technologically advanced. Unlike the originally invented C-concept, the C4 cactus comes with a digital dashboard, which has a seven-inch touch screen display (in place of the instrument cluster) making you to comfortably access and control the basic car functions like the music, navigation, air conditioning and what not.
The smaller digital display just behind the wheel is a Cactus concept, showing speed, the gear you are in, lights as well as the mileage. On the steering wheel, we find the physical buttons being well restricted there to aid in your car operational activities.
The front and the rear bench seats are well reclined, creating a sociable comfort setting, which gives physical and mental comfort. The dashboard has got the clutter of buttons removed.
Not to forget about the Citroen’s Multicity Connect system, which is a valuable package installed in the C4 Cactus. It is useful in locating any nearby fuel station, finding the nearest P01 (of course using the Trip Adviser) as well as updating its digital navigation system on matters concerning the traffic.
The exterior of the car is just as radical. Finding a suitable parking space for the Citroen C4 Cactus should worry you the less. Its outside tech comes with a highly effective parking assist which is automated, meaning it even steers into the parking space it finds for you.
The C4 Cactu’s windscreen washer jets are placed in the wiper’s blades. They are never mounted onto the car, all this aided by its ‘Smart Wash’ system.
Aside from all these non-forgettable features, the Citroen C4 Cactus, which has reversing cameras, has a hi-tech Air bump system. The system is known to consist of some bumps on the car’s doors, keeping the sheet-metal safe from dings. They are dotted so it would be easily for you to locate them. The iPhone has been credited with the idea, and actually Alexandre Malvale (the design director for Citroen) did admit it during the car’s launch.
The concept behind the Air bump system is a design enhanced by the incorporation of the safety features. This gives a small customizable bumper, which is air-filled, protecting the car from grazes and those small bumps.
Arguably, the Citroen C4 Cactus is the most radical Volkswagen Golf model. It is similar to the Citroen Cactus concept which Citroen unveiled in 2013, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The release date for the C4 cactus will be as soon as June 2014. Plans are underway for this new technologically advanced car to be shown off at the famous Geneva Motor Show. Surprisingly, as of yet, no word has been spilled out concerning the pricing range for the C4 Cactus.
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